Aragami is a third-person stealth game about an undead slayer who can become invisible, travel through shadows, summon weapons (and even a shadow dragon!) in a battle to save the mysterious girl Yamiko from Kaiho, the Army of Light. Five years after its 2016 release, developer Lince Works has revealed that a sequel, Aragami 2, is coming in September.
In Aragami 2, players will encounter the Akatsushi Empire, which is trying to conquer and destroy the Rashomon Valley. The entire campaign will be playable solo or co-op for up to three players, and will feature “improved” stealth mechanics and a new combat system that the developers say prioritizes a strategic approach to battle.
“We’ve evolved a lot since we worked on the original game, and as a larger studio, we have a chance to realize all of Aragami’s full potential with this sequel,” said Lince Works game director David Lyon. “One of the things we’re really excited about is the new combat system which not only gives existing fans a new way to play but also welcomes new players with a much more intense gaming experience in Aragami 2.”
It’s still to be seen – Lince Works said more Aragami 2 will be revealed “very soon” – but it certainly looks great, and in a neat stealth game about cursed ninjas and demonic samurai, that matters a lot. Aragami 2 is scheduled for release on September 17th and is available for pre-purchase now steam. Find out more on lanceworks.com.